Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will welcome special guest 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Garrett to light up Independence Square, using his world-class archery skills, during a special ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18
Olympic Archer Zach Garrett to Light the Square with Bow Shot
INDEPENDENCE, MO (Nov. 10, 2016) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will welcome special guest 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Garrett to light up Independence Square with a ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Jackson County Truman Historic Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington Avenue, Independence, Mo.
“This year’s event will kick off the holiday season in Jackson County with the biggest and best lighting ceremony ever,” White said. “We are honored to have Silver Medalist Zach Garrett light up the historic Truman Courthouse. This is going to be a fantastic night for the whole family.”
The lighting ceremony is just one of the highlights of the schedule of events, which starts at 5:00 p.m. and includes live holiday music, carols, dance performances and more. Special performances from the Quixotic Fire Dancers and Kansas City Ballet Second Company will be featured.
The Lighting of the Square will happen with a bow shot at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Kids Winter Wonderland with face painters and cookie decorating from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. A visit from Santa is planned from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Garrett, who was awarded the silver medal in archery in the 2016 Olympics, is a native of Wellington, Mo., who graduated from Wellington-Napoleon High School. He first began archery at age 4 using a bow carved by his grandfather. Prior to competing in the Olympics, Garrett competed in the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships, the AAE Arizona Cup and other notable competitions.